The Best Lunch Spots in Sandton
Whether you’re after a quick weekday bite or a leisurely Saturday spot, this list has it all.
Affluent and vibrant, Sandton is one of Johannesburg’s most visited areas. Whether you work here, live here or find yourself sussing out the suburb, here are some of the best lunchtime eateries in central Sandton.
Krunch, Sandton City Shopping Centre or Alice Lane Shopping Centre
This healthy fast food franchise is ideal if you’re in a rush and you’re after something fresh and wholesome. With a variety of salads, wraps, smoothies, fresh juices and smoothie bowls as well as several healthy dressings tailored to various different dietary requirements, you don’t have to settle for greasy fast food to save time.
The Big Mouth, Nelson Mandela Square
If you’ve got time for a sit-down meal and you can’t decide what you’re in the mood for, The Big Mouth is a great option. Sit inside or outside at this beautifully decorated spot where you can enjoy healthy bowls, sushi, tacos and meat or seafood prepared in several different ways. Rated as one of Sandton’s best restaurants, it’s unlikely you’ll leave feeling disappointed.
The Codfather, Sandton Skye
A seafood lover’s paradise, The Codfather has everything from platters to paella. Also offering a variety of meat dishes and vegetarian options as well as dim sum and sushi, this popular spot has everyone covered. With a relaxed vibe and gorgeous outside area, this is a great place for a leisurely summer time lunch.
Pigalle, Michelangelo Towers Sandton
Although this spot is on the pricier side, Pigalle is perfect if you’re after something a little more special. Located in the prominent Michelangelo Towers, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in seafood and meat and boasts stunning views of the Sandton CBD.
Knead Bakery, Michelangelo Mall
Offering top-notch coffee, delicious baked goods and food of a consistently high standard, Knead Bakery is fast becoming a legendary South African institution. Affordable, trustworthy and central, Knead in the Michelangelo Mall is a great option for a quick bite.
Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery, Nelson Mandela Square
If you’re a sucker for a good grill, this is the spot for you. Ideally located right in the centre of Sandton, Trumps Grillhouse has a huge variety of meaty grills on offer, including pork, beef, lame, game meat and chicken. With seafood and burgers on the menu as well, this vibey restaurant is all about high-quality meat dishes.
Affordable and casual, Banchan is a great restaurant to try out if you’re after something a little different. Specializing in Korean cuisine, you can expect to find rice and noodle dishes on the menu as well as stews, fried options and a special BBQ selection. If you love Asian food, this spot is a must.
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